Category Archives: Continuum
Continuum’s second season ended with a grieving Alec Sandler (Erik Knudsen) snatching the time travel device to go back in time and “save” his girlfriend Emily (Magda Apanowicz) from death. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that he might have found her in season three. But is this his Emily? And does she know him? The scene: a hooded Alec sees someone who looks like Emily walk by a Vancouver Heritage Site sign, runs to catch up and turn her around to face him. Actors Erik Knudsen and Magda Apanowicz have a laugh below while waiting for the next camera setup of what looked like a serious scene on the CBC Vancouver plaza. Continuum season 3 is expected to air next year on [...]
Already renewed for a third season on Showcase in Canada, Continuum was picked up for a third season on Syfy in the U.S. today. Some had worried that the move to Friday nights on the American channel would prove to be a death slot for the critically-acclaimed show, but the Vancouver-cop-from-the-future-series, starring Rachel Nichols, has bettered its ratings there. According to TVLine, which broke today’s renewal scoop, Continuum is the top original cable drama in its Friday night time slot in key U.S. adult demographics while averaging 1.8 million viewers a week after DVR playback, up 21% from the first season. Continuum’s season two finale airs this Sunday, August 4th, in Canada and almost a month later on Friday, August [...]
Does Hugh Dillon look scary in these photos? He doesn’t because this is a meetup with fan Julie Holden, but the actor-musician (The Headstones) has a formidable presence on screen. You don’t want to mess with hard-ass death-row prison guard Francis Becker on The Killing or the mysterious Mr. Escher of Piron Corp. on Continuum, his two recurring roles in Vancouver this year. Dillon goes toe-to-toe head-to-head with Peter Sarsgaard’s death-row inmate Ray Seward on The Killing but one of the most disturbing scenes for me was not guard versus inmate but Becker giving his son a tour of the gallows where Seward will be hanged. I had Becker pegged early on as a suspect in the street kid killings but [...]
Published June 13, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome The fifteenth anniversary of the Leo Awards, celebrating the best of B.C.-made television and film, couldn’t have been more homegrown from start to finish. Vancouver-cop-from-the-future television series Continuum and darkly comedic film Camera Shy, about a corrupt Vancouver city politician,won the big awards. Both sprung from the creative minds of University of British Columbia film grads –Continuum creator and showruuner Simon Barry and Camera Shy director and writer Mark Sawers. Inside the Westin Bayshore Hotel gala, hometown comedy couple Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson entertained the BC Film crowd with non-stop jokes, as well as pitching projects and making mild jabs about the BC election and resulting loss of promised tax incentives. Jackson Davies took the stage at [...]
You’d think Hugh Dillon would be an easy man to find in Vancouver since he’s been recurring on Continuum as the mysterious Mr. Escher and on The Killing as death-row prison guard Francis Becker. But one character is mysterious (last seen in his office high up in the W-43 Tower in Gastown) and the other works in a prison (Burnaby Youth Detention Centre, Riverview, studio) so fan Julie had given up until he gave her a headsup today to check out Chinatown. Dillon was up on a roof helping out his friend James Hutson by appearing in his indie film The Last Crop about you-guessed-it — A man battles unknown enemies to find out who is stealing his marijuana crops. [...]
Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series Continuum came away the big winner at the Leo Awards last night. Creator and showrunner Simon Barry was scheduled to do red carpet interviews but by the time he began the media gauntlet the event had dissolved into happy chaos and was cut short so that the gala ceremony could wrap before midnight. As it was, Continuum won its Leo for Best Dramatic Series at around 11:30 p.m., the last award of the evening. Performance nominees Richard Harmon, Lexa Doig, Brian Markinson and Ian Tracey all ditched the red carpet too and hurried into the Westin Bayshore Hotel. Only performance nominee Jennifer Spence, with husband Benjamin Ratner, made it to the end with time to spare. Continuum took [...]
Published May 29, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome Hometown comedy couple Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson are set to co-host the 15th anniversary of the Leo Awards, celebrating the best of B.C.-made film and television, at the Westin Bayshore Hotel on Saturday, June 8th. Expect more than the usual hijinks with professional comedians as hosts and and a crowd of outstanding homegrown nominees led by Vancouver born-and-bred Jessie James Miller’s feature film Becoming Redwood with 14 nominations, Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series Continuum with 16 nominations and filmed-in-Vancouver-and-Yellowknife aerial adventure series Arctic Air with 14 nominations.. For tickets, click here. The 1970s era coming-of-age film Becoming Redwood‘s 14 nominations include well-deserved director and writing nods for Jesse James Miller and performance nods for Ryan Grantham as the young golf-obsessed long-haired title [...]
It’s Amanda Tapping week: Guest star on Wednesday night’s season finale of CW hit Supernatural and Thursday night’s season finale of Vancouver whydunit hit Motive. And directing the current episode of Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series hit Continuum. Are there zombies in this episode? Here is Amanda Tapping directing Victor Webster as Detective Carlos Fonnegra yesterday looking at corpse in the trunk of a car parked in the gravel lot off Arch Alley. Or as Webster tweeted: “I’m examining a decomposing corpse covered in maggots in an alley full of garbage and grafitti. What did you do today?” The makeup actually seems more like The Walking Dead than Continuum. [Update: But this is no anonymous corpse. Is that Kiera's frenemy CSIS agent Gardiner (Nicholas Lea) under that [...]
It’s Amanda Tapping week. Guest star on Wednesday night’s season finale of CW hit Supernatural and last night’s season finale of Vancouver whydunit hit Motive. And directing the current episode of Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series hit Continuum. Here is Vancouver’s Sci-fi Queen directing a scene this afternoon from the video village in Arch Alley east of Victory Square. After each take Tapping strode out to talk to the actors Stephen Lobo and Magda Apanowicz, and to crew and then briskly walked back to the alley again in her riding boots. Still very much the ageless Helen Magnus of her long-running series Sanctuary.
Last night’s Leo Awards nominations, celebrating the best of B.C.-made film and television, favour Jesse James Miller’s 70s-era coming-of-age film Becoming Redwood, Vancouver-cop-from-the-future TV series Continuum and northern adventure TV series Arctic Air. The many tweets of congratulations to all the nominees today are a great way to recognize B.C.’s creative talent ahead of tomorrow’s provincial election. So please go vote and as the hashtag says, #SaveBCFilm. Becoming Redwood‘s 14 nominations include well-deserved director and writing nods for Vancouver-born-and-raised Jesse James Miller and performance nods for Ryan Grantham as the young golf-obsessed long-haired title character Redwood; Jennifer Copping (Miller’s wife) as Redwood’s mother; Chad Willett (producer) as Redwood’s draft-dodging, pot-dealing father; Derek Hamilton as Redwood’s red-neck stepfather Arnold and Scott Hylands as Arnold’s [...]
Continuum regularly films inside CBC Vancouver but only occasionally outside on the plaza. In tonight’s episode, outside scenes involvied drugs and bikers. The first, in early March,of young Alec Sandler (Erik Knudsen)’s friends dropping a new street drug Flash (actually Retrievatol from the future) in their eyes. And the second, five weeks later, of Liber8 leader Sonya (Lexa Doig) meeting with a biker gang.